Workshop on emergency medicine and critical care echocardiography is coming to Perth

Introducing the founding instructors for iHeartScan. Both Professor Michael Veltman who is a specialist cardiothoracic anaesthetist, and Professor John Faris, a specialist anaesthetist, were founding academics involved in the creation and ongoing development of iHeartScan workshops. What led them to develop the workshop was the constant need for rapid assessment tools for cardiac function, both in peri-operative medicine and also in emergency and critical care environment.

They bring years of expertise, skill and knowledge to the workshop and a depth of understanding around iHeartscan that will be invaluable to those attending the workshop.

The workshop usually takes place in Melbourne University, but will be available in Perth on the 7th and 8th of September 2019. The iHeartScan is a 2-day workshop where learners will be will introduced to transthoracic echocardiography. Learners will have the opportunity to practice on live models.

The workshop is known for its strong hands-on component. It’s designed for people to be very good, very quickly. Learners will receive 5 eLearning tutorials and 20 pre-workshop case studies before the practical workshop begins.

“It is an introductory look into point-of-care for focused cardiac ultrasound or echocardiography. The pre-reading and the central console help develop the knowledge base that you need to know,” explained Professor Faris.

“The idea is that the student is given the educational component in advance so they get to spend as much time as possible, actually learning about scanning and getting familiar with it. That’s probably one of its strongest features. It’s also been designed from the ground up to be useful as a rapid screening tool”, said Professor Veltman.

The iHeartScan Workshop is made for critical care doctors, emergency medicine, intensive care, and acute care clinicians. However, this workshop can also be very beneficial for general practitioners in rural areas. The knowledge gained from this workshop can help GPs in remote areas to pick up heart conditions and make interim assessments and management decisions based on their findings.

The iHeartScan workshop is accredited by ACEM, ANZCA, ASUM, CICM, and RACS.

Professor Michael Veltman and Professor John Faris will be two of the instructor of the Perth iHeartScan Workshop, which will take place at the Parmelia Hilton Perth. For more information on how to register to this workshop, please click the link below.

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